The Printing of Magic Fish Dreaming

As this blog goes up, Magic Fish Dreaming is being printed and bound by Fergies, a Brisbane based printer.

We were lucky enough to have permission to have a sneak view of  our book’s printing.

We thank them for hosting our visit to the printing of the book and the immense care they have taken with our project.

Gary, who was working on printing our book, has been doing the job for over 30 years, with 11 at Fergies.  Wow! When you watch the operators at work with the plate and inks it is a job that reminds one of air traffic controllers, so much could go wrong, but their skill makes sure this doesn’t happen.

Richard Tillotson, who has been our liason with Fergies ever since the kickstarter,  was able to answer many questions about the offset printing process, inks (they use soy based inks) and more.  Fergies has won many awards for their environmental management of waste.  They do their best to minimize the impact of their company on the environment.

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June with Richard looking over a printed page as it comes off the press

It felt like being in Santa’s workshop, with zippy elf like music being played on the factory floor to help keep the staff alert, as the press runs 24 hours a day and it’s good to have something especially for those night shifts.

 

Thank you!

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Magic Fish Dreaming

Come hunt for – green tree frogs, geckos, and magic fish.

 Watch out for crocodiles and cane toads.

 Come to the land of the ultimate faraway tree.

 . . . Come hunt for poems from Midgenoo to Mirriwini

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Filming Free to Move

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Filming Day – by June Perkins

Spent Wednesday filming for Danielle Wilson’s Free to Move and Dance philosophy for her website.  What an inspiring day, and the image above is just one that will stay with me.  The candles set a beautiful atmosphere.

So wonderful to spend the day with four creative and expressive human beings.   The day was  emotional, free, colourful, joyous, warm, intense,  and had me learning to dance with my camera.  Now the editing begins. Looking forward to seeing Kylie’s photographs as well.

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Preparing the set – by June Perkins

Dancing Moon, Fire, Ocean

To see what I have been up to whilst away from social and media and the internet visit this film.   Dancing Moon, Fire, Ocean.

I’ve been learning to apply collage techniques to film, just like the photographs I love to do.

This video features a couple.

Keep well and may you find the power of dance in your life.

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Power of Dance – June Perkins